Early Morning Swim: Rachel Maddow on the GOP’s Love of Big Government
Very small government-y!
In a span of eight days, Ohio Statehouse Republicans will have introduced five separate bills aimed at restricting access to abortions, including a controversial measure banning the procedure as early as six weeks after conception.
The latest proposal — set to be announced today — would make Ohio the first state to consider the so-called “heartbeat bill.” It would outlaw abortions the moment a fetus’ heartbeat is detected — among the earliest stages a state has tried to ban the procedure.
“We are Ground Zero of what I believe will transform the pro-life movement,” said Janet Folger Porter, president of Faith2Action and an architect of the bill which is also expected to be similarly introduced in other states. “It will be the most protective legislation in the country.”
Get big gubmint out of my wallet and back into my sister’s uterus where it belongs!